Almost a year after initial discussion of the issue, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners will place official discussion of domestic partner benefits on their Dec. 15 regular meeting agenda.

The board initially discussed the issue at a retreat in January, placing the item under consideration and instructing the county human resources department to research and analyze cost, legality and other issues.

That report will be presented Dec. 15.

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Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.